Danica Patrick races into history

April 22, 2008 |  by  |  Breaking News, Sports
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Danica drives into historyThe Indy race-car circuit is nothing if it’s known for being a man’s world. The old boys racing cars around circular tracks dates back to running Moonshine.

Now a female driver has made history. After enduring sexist remarks and even slander over her first 49 starts, Danica Patrick finished first over the weekend.

Patrick won the Japan 300 over the weekend becoming the first female to win an Indy car event ever. The 26-year-old driver who was discovered by David Letterman has made waves since her debut on the circuit just years ago.

Filled with promise, she raced with the big boys on some of the world’s most famous tracks. By winning the Japan 300, she has now joined an elite group of racers who have reached the checkered flag first.

“Dreams really do come true,” she said to reporters after her win. “You just have to be persistent enough. This was a long time coming. I can only say that I’m just glad it’s over.”

It’s great to see her pull past the Anna Kournikova’s of the world who win in their sport while posing in bikinis for Sports Illustrated.


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  1. She’s inspiring to women all over the world.

  2. Congratulations Danica.

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